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#LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives

Residents of Baggao, cagayan return to their farms after super typhoon lawin
DISASTER PROOF. Residents of Baggao, Cagayan return to their farms after Super Typhoon Lawin hit in October 2016. Photo courtesy of Plan International

‘The change of behavior in terms of disaster preparedness has saved a lot of lives and caused less destruction,’ says Plan International County Director Dennis O’Brien

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 1, 2016) — From afar, you can just see a line of colorful umbrellas dotted along a vast rice field with mountains in the background. As you come closer, you can see more than 10 farmers, mostly women, barefoot and bending down as they plant rice while using the umbrellas to cover them from the heat of the sun.  Continue reading #LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives

Climate Change Disaster Top Threat to Economy in 2016

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Climate activists march in Berlin, November 2015. Credit: mw238/flickr
A catastrophe caused by climate change is seen as the biggest potential threat to the global economy in 2016, according to a survey of 750 experts conducted by the World Economic Forum.

January 18, 2016 — The annual assessment of risks conducted by the WEF before its annual meeting in Davos on January 20-23 showed that global warming had catapulted its way to the top of the list of concerns.

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Global Warming Helped Exacerbate Biggest Year Ever for US Wildfires

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Air attack on southern Oregon wildfire, 2015. Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington/Flickr, CC BY 2.0
A warmer, drier climate played a role in fires that burned more than 10 million acres

January 13, 2016 — Scientists and forest agency officials yesterday said they see a link between climate change and the record-breaking 2015 wildfire season.

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